Sunday, April 25, 2010
Kathy Herman's The Right Call ~ Reviewed
THE RIGHT CALL
By Kathy Herman
Published by David C. Cook
Ethan Langley is home for the summer, and is eager to renew his friendship with Vanessa Jessup and her infant son, Carter. Vanessa’s parents, Police Chief Brill Jessup and her husband, Kurt, approve of this friendship and think Ethan is thoughtful, kind, hard-working and ambitious. Before Ethan is even settled, a series of random shootings leaves someone he loves dead. While police are scrambling for suspects, Ethan learns shocking details that could break the case-but imperils the lives of those he's come to love. Will he make the right call?
“A man is a slave to whatever has mastered him. 2 Peter 2:19,” it’s a biblical truth played out in, The Right Call. Kathy Herman shows how we’re all slaves to something—either to God and righteousness, or to the flesh and its demands. I love how Kathy Herman brings bible truths to life and for that reason I jumped at the chance to receive a review copy of The Right Call – which is the final book in this series.
All Ethan wanted to do for the summer was spend time with Vanessa and her little son, Carter, to see if they had something more than a friendship between them. But, an unexpected death has Ethan reeling in grief over someone he loved. He almost feels guilty about wanting to hang out with Vanessa and concentrate on their growing love for one another, until a co-worker, Stedman Reeves, calls Ethan, all in a panic, and asks for his help. Stedman is up front about his addictions and how it’s lead him to be framed for a murder. All the proof points to Steadman’s guilt, and he knows that there is no way he can prove his innocence. Steadman begs Ethan to go to Vanessa’s mother, Police Chief Brill, with the facts he’s just heard. Ethan’s been dealt another blow. He’s faced with the hardest choice of his life. Will he make the right call?
This is definitely a page turning and suspenseful story, that's intermingled with heart altering truths brought to life. I also enjoyed the town Kathy created, along with its supporting characters at Nick’s Grill. Not only did you get to see the police chief up-close and personal at work and with her family, but Kathy gives you a glimpse into what the town thought of her and what was happening around them. The restaurant most of the town people ate at, sort of reminded me of the T.V. show Cheers, 'where everyone knows your name'. It’s where they ate, had fun, the food sounded great and the fellowship was even better. I will most definitely be reading more of Kathy Herman.
Reviewed by: Nora St.Laurent
ACFW On-Line Book Club